Colloquium Schedule

 

For current information on colloquia, see the relevant page on the coordinator's faculty website.

To know about colloquiums held in the past, please view the archives below.

Friday, December 7, 2018                                                        Holley Friedlander, Dickinson College                                      Title: TBA
            2:30-4:00 pm, Mendel 115 

Friday, November 2, 2018  
James Phillips, University of Virginia
Title:
Good Reductions of Covers of Curves
         2:30-4:00 pm, Mendel 115
         James is an alumnus of Villanova.

Friday, September 22, 2018  
Dr. Michael Tait, Carnegie-Mellon
Title:
 TBA
         2:30-4:00 pm, Mendel 115 

 

Friday, April 20, 2018  
Dr. Haydee Lindo, Williams College
Title:
Trace Ideals and endomorphism rings.

         
Friday, March 16, 2018  
Dr. Peter Muller, Villanova University|
Title:
 Electrical ImpedanceTomography: Linear and Nonlinear Inversion Methods

Friday, February 23, 2018  
Dr. Lu Chen, Swarthmore College
Title: 
Missing data problems in cancer risk prediction.
         
Friday, November 10, 2017  
Dr. Anisah Nu'Man, Ursinus College
Title:
 Tame filling functions for Diestel-Leader groups.

Friday, September 15, 2017  
Dr. Diana Davis, Swarthmore College
Title:
Lines on polygon surfaces

         

 

Friday, November 18, 2016 
Anisah Nu'Man
Title:
One Mathematician's Journey to Abstraction and Pure Mathematics

Friday, October 21, 2016 
Dr. Jesse Frey
Title:
 Improving the Big East Conference Basketball Tournament Using Monte Carlo Methods

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mark McKibben,
Title:
 "Holey Rocks, Indecisive Fluids, Vanishing Beaches & Fiery Neurons: The Unifying Nature of Implicit Evolution Equations"

Friday, September 23, 2016
Amanda Knecht,
Title: "Looking for Surfaces with Lots of Lines" 

Friday, October 21, 2016
Jesse Frey,
Title:
 "Improving the Big East Conference Basketball Tournament Using Monte Carlo Methods."

Friday, November 18, 2016
Anisah Nu'man,
Title:
 "One Mathematician’s Journey to Abstraction and Pure Mathematics"

Friday, December 9, 2016
Andrej Prsa,
Title:
 "Overinterpretingastronomy data and bragging about it to mathematicians... (An Intro to Astro-Statistics)"

Friday, November 13, 2015
Tom Corwin '69 (Corwin Associates)
Title:  
"The Mathematics of Search: Theory and Operational Examples"

Friday, November 20, 2015
Robert Buchanan (Millersville University)
Title:
"The Mathematics of Wagering"

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
David Chuss '97 (Villanova University)
Title: "Searching for the Fingerprint of Inflation in the Cosmic Microwave Background"

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Chris Rorres (Drexel University)
Title:
 "The Law of the Lever: Archimedes vs. Mach"

Saint Augustine Center Room 300, 2:30-3:25
Weiwen Miao (Haverford College)
Title:
 "New Statistical Tests for Detecting Disparate Impact Arising from Two-Stage Selection Processes"

Friday, April 1, 2016
Erica Graham (Bryn Mawr College)
Title: "On Mathematical Models of Metabolic Dysfunction: Diabetes, Cells, and Sleep"

Friday, April 8, 2016
Mark McKibben (West Chester U)
Title: "Holey Rocks, Indecisive Fluids, Vanishing Beaches & Fiery Neurons: The Unifying Nature of ImplicitEvolution Equations"

Friday, October 23, 2015
Chris Rorres (University of Pennsylvania)
Title:
"Mathematical Modeling of Animal Epidemics"

Friday, January 30, 2015
Dr. Maureen Carroll (Scranton University)
Title:
"Games on Planes: Using similar rules to Tic-Tac-Toe to create a variety of strategy games"

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Dr. Yimin Zhang (Villanova University)
Title:  
"Restricted Scheffe` Method Using Minimal Cone Approach for Multiple Comparisons"

Friday, November 21, 2014
Paul Berhardt (Villanova University)
Title:
 "Joint Modeling: When One Model is Not Enough"

Friday, October 24, 2014
Dr. Jesse Frey (Villanova University)
Title:
 "A Powerful New Test for the General Two-Sample Problem"

Friday, September 26, 2014
Dr. Ben Siebold (Temple University)
Title:
 "The Analogy of Phantom Traffic Jams and Detonation Waves"

Friday, September 12, 2014
Dr. David Futer (Temple University)
Title:
 "The Rental Harmony Theorem"

Friday, September 27, 2013
Dr. Djordje Milićević (Bryn Mawr College)
Title:  
"Sub_Weyl subconvexity and short p-adic exponential sums"

Friday, September 13, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Beazley (Haverford College)
Title:
 "The Rim Hook Rule: Enumerative Geometry via Combinatorics"

Friday, April 12, 2013
Dr. Shari Moskow (Drexel University)
Title:
 "Inverse Problems: Determining the Equation from the Solution"

Friday, February 1, 2013
Scott Patterson (Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research)
Title:
 "Modeling and Interpretation of Vaccine Cross-over Clinical Trials Data"

Friday, November 30, 2012
Tom Corwin, class of '69, founder and CEO of Metron Inc.
Title:
 "Search Algorithms."

Friday, November 16, 2012
Professor Amanda Knecht, Villanova University
Title:
 "Unirational Parameterizations of Cubic Surfaces"

Friday, November 9, 2012
Dr. Charles Grinstead, Swarthmore College
Title:
 "Stories of Probabilities - some (perhaps) non-intuitive resultsin probability and geometry"

Friday, September 28, 2012
Chris Rorres, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University
Title:
 "The Turn of the Screw  - The History and Optimal Design of an Archimedes Screw"

Friday, April 13, 2012
Dr. Mo Yahdi, Ursinus University
Title:
 "Mathematical modeling, transmission dynamics and control of antibiotic-resistant infections"

Friday, February 11, 2012
Dr. Klaus Volpert, Villanova University
Title:
 "A Two-Parameter Pareto Model for Income Distributions"

Friday, February 3, 2012
Dr. Pam Gorkin, Bucknell University
Title:
 "Are you sure that's an ellipse? Poncelet ellipses, Blaschke products, and other mathematical short stories"

Friday, December 9, 2011
John Hessler, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress
Title:
 "Complexity and Chaos In Medieval Cartography"

Friday, November 11, 2011
Dr. Paul Pasles, Villanova University
Title:
 "Divergence of infinite series on Hecke groups of large width (with a side of Fibonacci)"

Friday, October 28, 2011
Dr. Amanda Knecht, Villanova University
Title:
 "Rational Points on Logical Varieties over Sensible Fields"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Dr. Tony Rothman, Princeton University
Title:
 "Pi Mu Epsilon Talk"

Friday, April 15, 2011
Jennifer Paulus & Amanda Knecht, Villanova University
Title:
 "A invitation to MAGMA"

Friday, April 1, 2011
Scott Patterson, Pfizer University
Title:
 "Scaled Average Bioequivalence"

Friday, March 25, 2011
Joseph Mileti,  Grinnell College
Title:
 "A Tale of Two Theorems: Calibrating Mathematical Complexity"

Friday, March 18, 2011
Matt Devos,  Simon Fraser University
Title:
 "TBA"

Friday, February 11, 2011
Klaus Volpert, Ph.D Villanova University

Title: "A Two-Parameter Pareto Model for Income Distributions"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Matthew Fury, Ph.  Penn State University
Titile:
 "ll-posed Evolution Problems"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Philipp Yasskin, Ph.D
Title:
 "The Mathematics of Knots and Tangles"

Friday, October 22, 2010
Andrew Woldar, Ph.D. Villanova University
Title:
 "Mathematics In Service Of Puzzle-Solving"

Friday, September 24, 2010
David Kung, Ph.D.
Title:
 "How Math Made Modern Music Mad Irrational"

Friday, March 26, 2010
Ben Galluzzo, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Water, water, everywhere, but is it safe to drink?"

Friday, January 29, 2010
Scott Patterson, Ph.D.
Title:
 "A Thorough QTc Testing in Bio-Pharmaceutical Development"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Paul Lupinacci, Ph.D.
Title:
 "A Class of Partially Replicated Two-Level Fractional Factorial Designs"

Friday, November 13, 2009
David Cohoon, Ph.D.
Title:
 "The Possibility of Detailed Medical Imaging of Soft tissue withLong Wavelength Radiation, Diagnosis and Therapy Concepts."

Thursday, October 22, 2009
John Commito, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Self-organization and power-law clustering in seafloor animals:  the spatial ecology of mussel beds in Maine"

Tuesday, Sept 22, 2009
Sherry Teti, Ph.D.
Title:
 "The existence of elliptic periodic orbits in the smoothed Bunimovich Stadium"

Friday, May 1, 2009
Peter Sarnak, Ph.D.
Titile:
 "Diophantine geometry of Appollomian packings"

Friday, April 28, 2009
Lorelei Koss, Ph.D.
Titile:
 "Complex Functions with Cantor or connected Julia Sets"

Friday, April 24, 2009
Patrick Cesarz 
Titile:
 "Non-Unique Factorization"

Friday, February 27th, 2009
Michael Posner, Ph.D
Titile:
 "Making Valid Inferences in Observational Studies using Propensity Score Analysis"

Friday, February 13th, 2009
Frederick Hartmann, Ph.D.
Titile:
 "Starlike Univalent Functions"

Friday, February 6th, 2009
Bruce Pollack-Johnson, Ph.D
Titile:
 "Quality, Time, And Cost Relationships in Project Scheduling"

Friday, January 30th, 2009
Mirela Damian, Ph.D.
Titile:
 "Geometric and Graph Issues in Wireless Networks"

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Timothy Feeman, Ph.D
Titile:
 "Letting the Cat out of the bag"

Friday, October 31st, 2008
Jesse Frey, Ph.D
Titile:
 "New Nonparametric Tests for Equivalence"

Friday, April 4th, 2008
Gordon Williams, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Generalizing Polyhedra: Beyond Convexity"

Friday, March 14, 2008
Joseph McGowan, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging"

Friday, February 8, 2008
Steve C. Wang, Ph.D.
Title:
 "What Caused the Permian Extinction"

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Paul Pasles, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Benjamin Franklin's Numbers"

Friday, November 30, 2007
Klaus Volpert, Ph.D.
Title:
 "Pricing Methods for Financial Derivatives"

Friday, October 26, 2007
Abdul Hassen, Rowan University
Title:
 "Natural Generalizations of Bernoulli Numbers"

Monday, October 1, 2007
Jo Ellis-Monaghan, St. Michael's College
Title:
 "DNA Nano Structures"

Contact Information

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SAC Room 305
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 
Tel: 610.519.4850
Fax: 610.519.6928
Email: math@villanova.edu

Chair:
Dr. Douglas Norton

Staff:
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